Wednesday, October 20, 2010

And Mom Was Always There


In my crib, alone at night… wind blowing the curtains, the closet door a fright…
Thinking I was all alone, calling out in childish terror…
And mom was always there.

So many days and nights of illness, bedbound in my early years…
Always needing special care…
And mom was always there.

Traveling across the country, paper bags carried with her…
For those unpleasant moments of motion sickness…
Wish we had gone by air!
And Mom was always there.

Several deaths in the family, dad and big sis were two…
I asked, how do you go through this?
“My faith”, she said, “and you need it too”…
And Mom was always there.
Many years passed by, more then we ever imagined would…
I became her caregiver, her parent, her mom…
For over 4 years…
I was always there…

Go home now mom, it’s ok, dad is waiting for you… 
Jesus too!
Holding her hand watching her breath as her time drew near…

But mom was always here….

10 comments:

  1. I'm weeping as I've read this beautiful piece of poetry several times!.......So touching and beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Dolores

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  2. Donna I did post a comment to say how beautiful this is but it can't have arrived. Sorry.

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  3. So sorry for your loss...it's a beautiful poem.

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  4. Donna, this poem is so beautiful. I'm sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing these thoughtful and deeply personal words.

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  5. Hope you are ok Donna - missing your posts - warm hugs xx

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  6. I like it because i was seeking for such type of info.

    I hope it benefits all one who land up here.

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Your poem touched my feelings. I am very fond of my mom, I think I have not been kind to him. Mom gave me lots of inspiration, when I collapsed, my mother was always beside me and strengthen me. I do not know, how one day I can not accompanied by my mother in this life. I do not want to regret in the future, I always pray to God that give her joy every day, amen.

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  8. It’s very beautiful poem. I love it. This poem really touched me.

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